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ILL Lending Policies and Procedures

Interlibrary Loan provides libraries throughout the world with access to UMCP collections.

What We Provide:

  • Loan periods of 12 weeks for circulating books, and 16 week loan periods for members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance

  • Loan periods of 12 weeks for circulating media at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

  • Non-circulating items such as microform and bound periodicals may be loaned up to 28 days. Please note: non-circulating items should be in-library use only, and will have no renewals.


  • Electronic copies: $15.00 (1.5 IFLA)
  • Loans within the US: $20.00
  • Loans to Canada: $30.00 (3 IFLA)
  • Other International Loans: $40.00 (4 IFLA)

Libraries with which we are affiliated through the Big Ten, CIRLA, RapidILL ARL reciprocal list, and Maryland libraries are exempt from these charges. OCLC SHARES affiliates are charged $10 for articles and for loan requests within North America, and $30 for loan requests outside of North America. We accept the payment for services rendered via OCLC IFM, check, credit card, & IFLA vouchers.

Request Methods

Please submit requests using our OCLC symbol: UMC. If you do not participate in OCLC lending, please create an account with us. To submit a request, please use our ILLiad Lending form. This form is for borrowing institutions only, not individual users.


  • Archival materials, e-books, maps, atlases, and over-sized materials are unavailable for lending at this time.

  • No rush service is available (i.e., overnight shipping, same day delivery, in person pickup, etc.)

Delivery Information:

Articles or copies may be sent to our Odyssey address: For loans please send by UPS, FedEx, USPS, or international mail to the following address:

McKeldin Library - ILL
University of Maryland
7649 Library Lane
College Park, Md 20742